Then why did LSU not recognize this last summer. Wouldn't you think that LSU was right on top of his transcript and helped to guide Lawson on what classes needed to be taken?
...because it may have been Lawson's best shot of passing the clearinghouse...not a guarantee of passing the clearinghouse.
I think the truth is what another poster stated. Lawson was bumped to make room for yesterday's "boom".
Your problem is you see this as black or white. In your mind either the guy is clearly eligible...or he is clearly ineligible. The reality is that things aren't crystal clear. And, when it came down to all things considered, Lawson's upside didn't compensate for the risk relative to recruits who were willing to come on board by the time signing day came around.
Having said that, LSU is still offering him a scholarship...just a semester late. Some people are acting like they just kicked him to the curb.
His pride is hurt. Posters who are close to him or his high school have their pride hurt. If he chooses another school, he will be gaining a semester in which he very likely will not play anyway...and will spend the rest of his career at that school instead of the school that presumably he wanted to be at more.
I hope he does what is best for him whatever that is. I just hope for his sake that he approaches the decision from a logical point of view rather than an emotional one like yourself.